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SPARK on Monday

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Happy Monday……….you know what some of us do on Mondays – we share an uplifting (hopefully) thought – something to inspire us for the week ahead.   “SPARKS” was started by Annie McGuffy of McGuffy’s Reader but ended when her blog was hacked some time ago.  It was meant to be a way to start out each week with with a meaningful thought – something that spoke to each of us and hopefully everyone else who read it.    Sometimes we need a little “spark” in our lives and these posts were meant to at least be a PART of that effort.    Those of us who enjoyed sharing a SPARK with Annie have continued doing so on Mondays – and we hope one day soon Annie will be back blogging with us again.    Please feel free to post a SPARK of your own and let everyone know you have…….we get energy from each other that way!

I was in the mood to find a SPARK that had to do with Spring……….I am looking forward to Spring more than I can EVER remember before this past year.    The time most of us have spent during this past year hasn’t been what we’d call “ideal”……..social distancing, cutting back on trips, staying home, cancelling plans that had been made pre-virus.    For those reasons I know I am looking forward to the change from Winter to Spring – Spring is more cheery, more hopeful and maybe the start of some semblance of normalcy as the world becomes vaccinated and SOME of our routines return.

Anyway, I really like this HOPEFUL expression of Spring!

I’ll admit that as far back as I can remember, I’ve looked forward to Spring anyway, but…..this year for me, Spring equals HOPE.    Maybe a new beginning?    I think a lot of us are wishing that would be the case.    It’s time for us to be hopeful like never before.

With Love and Hope, Pam

Friendly Fill-Ins

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Happy Friday!    It’s time to fill in the blanks with our co-hosts, Four-Legged Furballs and 15andMeowing.    Four sentences with blanks and all we have to do is fill those blanks in!    Fun way to share information – you can join us by clicking the badge above and linking up.

Here are the sentences for today and this week Mom and I share the fill-in duty.    If the words are my Mom’s, they’re in BLUE and if they’re mine, they’re GREEN!

 

1. I keep hoping the ice will melt on the sidewalk so I can go outside – – – I am not a fan of cold paws!
2. Last year at this time, I was making plans for a trip to Maine – Covid changed that!.
3. Sunny and warm is my favorite kind of weather.
4. One random fact I happen to know is life really is full of surprises.

My parents go to Maine in October and have done that for years until LAST year.    They were so disappointed and it’s still up in the air whether they will be able to go this year or not too.    The virus has changed EVERYONE’s life in some way.    I’m thankful that so far Mom and Dad are healthy – and both are waiting patiently for their turn at getting the vaccine.   Hopefully the day isn’t too far off when we can all breathe a sigh of relief and it won’t be through a mask.
    

Open the door Mom – I’m comin’ back in!

Hugs, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Time to be thankful – and we do have lots to be thankful for.    First up thanks to Brian for giving us a venue for voicing our thankfuls every week.   Join us if you like by clicking Brian’s badge above and linking up.   It feels GOOD to voice your thankfuls!     I’m thankful so far Mom and Dad are healthy.    Mom is totally recovered from her hip surgery and my Dad is ornery as ever (oops did I say that out loud???).

I’m also happy that I’m still hearing every single week from Angel Sammy – he sends me an email from his heavenly laptop which contains his poem of the week and a new photo for all of us to use when writing next week’s poem to share.    What fun!

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Here we are again!   Every Thursday – sharing poetry!

As you can imagine, we at the Rainbow Bridge are super busy these days keeping all of our former families as happy as is in our power to do so.    We sneak into their dreams, give them little signs we are “around” and watching over them………..it’s what Angels do – human Angels and animal Angels alike!

Did you write a poem to share this week?    I gave you a photo LAST Thursday to use as inspiration for today and I hope it worked for you.    Some people last week said it was a SCARY photo and others said it was a MOODY photo but everyone seemed UP for the challenge so let’s do this.   First I’ll show you the photo we had for our poetry project followed by my poem, then I’ll show you the new photo for next week.   Ready?

“Chill In The Air”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©February 17, 2021

 

A carpet of leaves beneath my feet

My steps align with my heart’s swift beat

There is no sound in the fog so thick

I hold back a vine with my walking stick

Something or someone is up ahead

I approach with caution – and a sense of dread

A rotted tree trunk greets me as I approach

My wayward imagination I reproach!

 

Just goes to show that things are not always what they seem to be.     That shadowy figure wasn’t a figure at all – just an old tree trunk.     But it COULD have been almost anything and that’s what’s so wonderful about imagination AND what makes for fun poetry writing.

Here’s your photographic challenge for NEXT Thursday – you have a week to come up with something for this one…………………………

When my Mom saw this photo she said “when I used to go to the beach I would always look for a spot far away from throngs of noisy people – I loved the quiet”……..well I bet there’s no quiet around this place!     Imagine deciding to spend the day at the beach and joining THIS throng.    Now if meeting people is your thing, then a crowded beach might be a good idea.   But I kind of think my Mom has the right idea……….quiet……….peaceful………..somehow that seems a lot more inviting than this crowd.      Anyway it’s your inspiration for next week’s poem so have fun with it.

Until then, please stay safe, stay happy and WARM if you’re in a cold climate and COOL if you’re in a warm climate.    Here at Rainbow Bridge it’s perfect all the time!

I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!

Love, Angel Sammy

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I wondered what you’d write for this weeks’ photo Angel Sammy – and I think you did a super job (as always!).   I bet everyone else did too and hopefully they’ll leave their links or maybe write their poems in our comments.     I will see you next Thursday – thank you for watching out for me, Mom and Dad…………..We miss you every single day.

Hugs, Teddy

Teaser Tell All Time!

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Hi Ho Students!   Another chilly classroom day but we’ll warm things up with the Tell All!

“I missed the bus but managed to get here on time!”

Clowie says we’re good to go so let’s get started.    As you recall, our Graphics Department provided our photo for the Teaser yesterday and for a while it looked like it just might fool everyone BUT as usual – THINGS CHANGED!

First let’s talk FIRST COMMENTERS shall we?

WE HAD FOUR FIRSTIES

Drumroll please………………Our Firsties were:

INGRID, SHARON, JANET, and CAROLE!

WAY TO GO LADIES!

Each of you gets one  of these badges:

I was one of FOUR First Commenters on the Teaser post of February 16, 2021! YAY FOR US!

Next up was waiting for someone to figure out the Teaser……………….and here’s the photo from yesterday in case you need to check it out again…………….

Beautiful photo and spot isn’t it?    This photo was taken in Ennistymon, County Clare, Ireland!     What a wonderful “stepped waterfall” isn’t it?     If you do a search for Ennistymon you will see lots of views of this amazing waterfall arrangement – it’s really beautiful.

We did think it might be tough for someone to figure out WHAT to search for but we should have known one of our best “SEARCHERS” was on the trail!     So who was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER?

Drumroll please……………..

INGRID!

And YES she was also one of the FIRST COMMENTERS so we have the special double win badge for you Miss Ingrid!

I was not only one of the FIRST COMMENTERS on the Teaser of February 16, 2021 but I was also THE FIRST RIGHT GUESSER! Double Win! YAY!

Woo Hoo Miss Ingrid!

In case any other students figured it out then you are entitled to a badge too!!

I guessed RIGHT on the Teaser of February 16, 2021 but I was NOT THE FIRST! DARN!

AND if you guessed but were WRONG – you get one of these little gems:

I was TOTALLY WRONG with my guess on the Teaser photo of February 16, 2021 but at least I TRIED!

CONGRATULATIONS STUDENTS!!!!!

I think the Cheer Team was so happy to come in from the cold they didn’t get upset with having FOUR First Commenters this week.    Either that or they stopped off at Grumpy Cat Bar before they arrived to write their cheer today.

Mama Mia you students were HOT!
Four of you were FIRSTIES and that’s a LOT!
Ingrid, Sharon, Janet and Carole
We bet four of you thought you had us over a barrel!
We pushed through the challenge – so talented we are
We knew after class we’d be heading to the bar!
We had only one FIRST RIGHT GUESSER of course and she was already a winner!
Ingrid guessed right first proving she’s no Beginner!
You students rocked class this week of that there’s no doubt
Now if you’ll excuse us we’re late for a date so OVER AND OUT!
P.S. Before we leave we have one more thing up our sleeve
A Teaser friend of ours by the name of Frank we believe
Today is his birthday so HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRANK
Now we’re OUT OF HERE – you can take that to the bank!!

OK ladies – be careful out in the cold………….I imagine you’re heading somewhere WARM right?    We don’t need details – just be CAREFUL OK?    Our Cheer Team is an important part of our Tuesdays and Wednesdays!

“Yeah man….they’re important…..AND they’re groovy!!”

Who’s up for lunch?     Our substitute Chef is still here but Miss Dingleberry is returning next Tuesday.    Let’s go!

“My tummy is rumbling – let’s go!”

Hello Students!   We have a delightful pile of choices for you today – so ENJOY!

TODAY’S MENU ITEMS:

Have a good week students – We Professors will see you in class next week!

SPARK on Monday

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Monday is SPARK day.     Just a little thought to get you through………the next hours, next day, next week or WHENEVER.  “SPARKS” was started by Annie McGuffy of McGuffy’s Reader but ended when her blog was hacked some time ago.  It was meant to be a way to start out each week with with a meaningful thought – something that spoke to each of us and hopefully everyone else who read it.    Sometimes we need a little “spark” in our lives and these posts were meant to at least be a PART of that effort.    Those of us who enjoyed sharing a SPARK with Annie have continued doing so on Mondays – and we hope one day soon Annie will be back blogging with us again.    Please feel free to post a SPARK of your own and let everyone know you have…….we get energy from each other that way!

My SPARK today is unusual – it’s short and may not even inspire you in a particular direction – but it will make you stop and think – and I think it will make you SMILE.    Ready?

Somehow just thinking this makes seeing that snow coming down outside ENDLESSLY (for some of us!) seem less – threatening  maybe?   I like it………….it’s different indeed but it packs a bit of a “punch” all its’ own I think.

Have a GREAT week……………………..we expect another load of butterflies to come this week in our endless Winter here in Virginia.    Oops – did I say butterflies?   Well you know what I mean!

Hugs, Pam